Alex S29 January 2011 at 3:00pmPosts: 259 (0 today)Status: offline
Is it just me, or would any of you prefer to see Peter in smaller venues, rather that huge arenas?
Most towns have City Halls or other entertainment venues; usually old buildings with good acoustics, often used for classical performance. The New Blood tour would be ideal for this, and it would also mean a more intimate gig, which would be appropriate for this style.
I would certainly love to see Peter return to Sheffield City Hall, where I don't think he has played since 1980.
Mini29 January 2011 at 5:50pmPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
And I would love the shows to be "Unplugged" like they used to feature on MTV with acoustic sets?
Ela30 January 2011 at 4:03pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
When Peter talks about adding dates with this tour, he always mentions the expense of it. It is very costly to travel with such a huge group of musicians, and all of the equipment. I don't think he'd play at really small places because he wouldn't make enough money to break even. I think certain locations were chosen purely on whether he thought he had the fan base to fill up the location. In the US, we only had 2 in NY, and 2 in LA. Once he got all of the orchestra etc.to LA, the did 2 dates, rather than one in LA, and then moving on to another location. As much as I see people comment that they want him to tour in Chicago, or Norway, etc.I think it all boils down to whether they think the fan base in that area will support the production of bringing this large show to town. Can you imagine just the airfare alone for this size group? And all of the instruments! Who knows what he'll do next!
raelovo30 January 2011 at 6:48pmPosts: 1742 (0 today)Status: offline
One solution : play with local musicians. . .
well, ok, easy to say, I know. . .not really realistic at all times !
He did it last year as he played in Paris, first in the France Inter Studio 104
then in Bercy. . .avec l' orchestre de Radio France, and some own musicians !